This kind of Strength is NOT the kind you want!

We have never needed a god like Atlas any more than we do right now. Atlas is synonymous with strength. He’s one of the most powerful gods in the pantheon. Every sculpture people make of him has his muscles rippling like a gay icon. But that’s not the lesson of Atlas. Atlas is cursed. Zeus […]

How to choose the right “Flow State”

A lot of people will tell you to ‘go with the flow’. How many know what they’re talking about. Today, I wanted to riff a little bit on the idea of ‘flow’. The idea of ‘going with the flow’ has become very buzzy in recent years, but like a lot of things that make their […]

Forget goals. This will make you happy.

Most of us forget to focus on the fundamental ingredient of happiness – ourselves. How many of your goals are about you? Our goal setting tends to focus on things we can achieve ‘out there’ – out in the world. I’m going to earn X amount a year. I’m going to buy a new car. […]

Did I Just Find The Meaning Of Life?

I found a new candidate for ‘the meaning of life’. Ok, I’m going to open up here. Be vulnerable. Admit something I don’t often admit: I don’t know what the meaning of life is. No, I’m serious. I really don’t. I don’t know why we’re here. I don’t know what it’s all about. I don’t […]

The elephant rider’s key to success

Modern life has given us the wrong metaphor for understand how we work… and how to master ourselves. Why is it so hard sometimes? Why is it so hard to get out of bed when the alarm goes? To say no to an extra slice of cake? To give up cigarettes? To bust through your […]